Superdelegates in the Democratic Party
This weekend the Democrats voted to strip Superdelegates of some of their power at DNC Convention! This on the heals of a similar proposal that passed this month at the DPO convention. This is a hard-fought win that will go a long way to help us in 2020! It represents years of grassroots organizing within the Democratic party. It is a watered down version of the original proposal. But it's a big first step...
1) Superdelegates will not vote in the first round of the 2020 POTUS nomination (though they will vote in a second round if nobody wins a majority outright) at the DNC convention.
2) No reduction in the number of superdelegates.
3.) Media may still be able to use superdelegates to paint grassroots candidates as less viable, depending.
4.) The DNC money laundering scheme used by H. Clinton and the Hillary Victory Fund to essentially buy the loyalty of the superdelegates is still legal.
5.) Candidates must declare Democratic party affiliation in writing to the DNC to win the nomination. This is a move to block 3rd party and independent candidates in left from inclusion in the two-party dominated system.
BACK STORY: Democratic Party superdelegates were a central reason why the 2016 presidential primary was rigged in Hillary's favor. With contributions from the Hillary Victory fund in many cases going directly to help fund the campaigns of superdelegates and party insiders it was no surprise that Hillary had an almost insurmountable lead of pledged superdelegate votes before a single voter ever cast their ballot.
Remember that time when Bernie won Wyoming by 12% but despite “losing,” Hillary triumphed 11-7 in the delegate tally? Yeah, that happened. Never again! The fight isn't over!